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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The ruins where Jaws tries to kill Bond are actually from two different locations on opposite sides of the Nile.

From Russia With Love (1963)

In the scene with the crocodiles/alligators in the swamp, wires can be seen pulling the animals towards the terrified man.

Casino Royale (1966)

During the car chase, the milk van drops half of its cargo in a sharp turn. Later on, when the van passes the camera, the van is fully loaded again.

Goldfinger (1964)

The reflection that Bond sees in the girl's eye isn't a mirror image like a true reflection would be.

Quantum of Solace (2008)

While in Austria you see two license plates with 4 letters before the state emblem. In reality, all Austrian license plates have a maximum of 2 Letters before the state emblem. The emblem shown was the correct one for the state that Bregenz is in, but that letter combination wouldn't be possible.

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Which ever Bond movie it was, where the ending was a submarine raising to the surface cleverly collecting the life raft, Bond and babe.

If you look closely the wash is going in reverse. They couldn't do the stunt so the life raft was placed on the sub and it dived in reverse, then they reversed the film. or so I'm told.

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From Russia With Love (1963)

In the scene with the crocodiles/alligators in the swamp, wires can be seen pulling the animals towards the terrified man.

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Errm, Alligators in Turkey or Russia? :whistle:

In Dr. No where there was a spider crawling over Sean Connery there was a sheet of glass between him and the spider.

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The glass was to protect the spider! :thumbsup:

Scene from The Spy Who Loved Me, Sardinia chase sequence where Sir Roger hits the center of his S1 wheel to honk the trailer in front of him... :stuart:

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You’re forgiven if you were under the impression that Bond’s MI6 organization was fully stocked with agents. Throughout the movies, we learn that Bond is one of just seven 00 agents spying for the British, but he has the best knack for staying alive. In different movies, we’ve see the deaths of 002, 003, 004, and 009. Agent 006, believed killed, returns as the villain in GoldenEye before he’s disposed of. Besides Bond, only the unnamed 008 proves to be a skilled agent. He’s mentioned several times as Bond’s replacement should he die or be pulled off a mission for insubordination. It’s unclear why no 001 or 005 have ever been mentioned.

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The chap reading the newspaper with a moustache in From Russia with Love was my grandfather, who adapted Dr. No for film and also worked on from Russia with Love and Goldfinger (on an unnamed basis) - he thought that the books were too serious and decided to inject a little humour.... My Pa remembers them filming the poker scene by the pool in Goldfinger and sat next to Shirley Bassy at the premiere... Oh and in the original script of Goldfinger (which I found in a box in our barn at home) James Bond drove his Bentley, the Aston was added in later...

Oh and his writing name was Berkley Mather.

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Don't know if anybody has seen this before. Can remember seeing this about 20 years ago and haven't forgotton it.

Out-takes from the scene with the alligators. This is how stuntmen earn their corn!

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That guy is not a professional stunman, but is the owner of the crocodile farm - His name is Kananga and the producers were so impressed by his personality, they named the villain Kananga.

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His name is Kananga and the producers were so impressed by his personality, they named the villain Kananga.

A-ha. Did think that was a bit of a coinsidence with his name.

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In the unofficial Bond Film 'never say never again!' when the under water vehicle exits the boat through the hatch you will notice that the fin on one side is longer than the other. Then later in the same scene they are both the same length!!

It would appear they didn't measure the sub before the shoot and made the set the wrong size I would presume!!

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In Moonraker, the villain Hugo Drax is so named because of a bit of an in-joke when they were filming the carnival scenes in Rio. One of the local dialects translates "hugo" as "giant or obesese" and "drax" is the name of a popular local goats cheese. So throughout the film, Bond is looking for The Big Cheese.

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Live and Let Die

Don't know if anybody has seen this before. Can remember seeing this about 20 years ago and haven't forgotton it.

Out-takes from the scene with the alligators. This is how stuntmen earn their corn!

http://www.youtube.c...be_gdata_player

It will be a terrible shame when they start using CGI instead of real stunts in the Bond films.

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In Licence to Kill, when Dalton jumps off the small plane onto the tanker there's a smattering of bullets that ricoche around the metalwork of the truck. They tonal sounds they make plays out the James Bond theme.

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We were first introduced to Sheriff JW Pepper in Live and Let Die and there were never any plans to revive his role later on. Therefore his appearance in The Man With the Golden Gun happened entirely by chance.

By sheer coincindence the actor (Clifton James) was staying with his wife at the same hotel as the crew when they were filming Golden Gun in Thailand. A hasty rewrite of the script ensued to add the Sheriff's character back in under the pretence of him being there on holiday. James's wife makes a brief appearance in a cameo role as JW's long suffering spouse.

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In Diamonds Are Forever, the Mustang Mach 1 goes up on one sides wheels in the narrow alley way but comes out on the other side wheels!

Goldfinger's voice is dubbed as Gert Frobe couldn't speak English very well. He was cast after they saw him in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but didn't realise he had been dubbed on that one too, so had to do some fast thinking after he turned up on set for Goldfinger!

Here's one for you all...

The same actor plays the same person doing exactly the same thing in the backgrounds of "Spy Who Loved Me", "Moonraker", and "For Your Eyes Only". It's not a main cast actor......

What is he doing.................?

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Keeping food on the table at home?:X

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When the story/script for Casino Royale was being written, the idea to introduce a touch more homoerotica into the torture scene was mooted. This was to highlight the sexual ambiguity of Le Chiffre and consequently explain some of his character traits. The idea was quickly dropped though as it was felt that it would completely overshadow the whole film and become the sole talked about item by the media.

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One female

Maud Adams?

Joe Don Baker?

Didn't know his name but CIA in one film and differant character (baddie) in another film

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Well, Maud Adams has been in three. She was the wife of Scaramanga in Golden Gun, Octopussy in, er, Octopussy and as an extra in View to a Kill.

Charles Gray played Blofeld in Diamonds and earlier was cast as Dikko Henderson in You Only Live Twice.

The last one, is that George Baker? (as I'm not counting Kiel)

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